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Boat ambulance service to begin operations on J&K’s Dal Lake

Tariq Ahmad Patloo, a houseboat owner thought of the concept of floating ambulance service when he tested positive for Covid-19 two months back and needed help to visit a hospital.
Mechanic of the ambulance boat said that the vessel was made up of wood and iron sheets and it will be 35 feet long and will have six feet space in middle.(Reuters representative image)
Mechanic of the ambulance boat said that the vessel was made up of wood and iron sheets and it will be 35 feet long and will have six feet space in middle.(Reuters representative image)
Published on Dec 17, 2020 02:30 PM IST
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Srinagar | ByAsian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma

Abortion helpline calls surge in Poland after court’s near-total ban

Calls to a Polish abortion support hotline have increased more than five-fold since a court imposed a near-total ban on terminations in October, organisers of the service said on Thursday, as protests over the ruling continue.
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Updated on Dec 11, 2020 11:35 AM IST
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Poland | ByReuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal

How HP lost control over Covid battle

More than 12,300 cases and 238 fatalities were recorded this month as compared to the previous highest tally of 8,938 cases in September since the outbreak.
Tourists at Kufri after a fresh spell of snowfall in November after the Himachal government lifted all curbs on visitor arrivals.(Deepak Sansta/HT Photo)
Tourists at Kufri after a fresh spell of snowfall in November after the Himachal government lifted all curbs on visitor arrivals.(Deepak Sansta/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 01:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByGaurav Bisht/Naresh K Thakur, Shimla/dharamshala

Random Forays: Unravelling the role plays of society

A lighter take on the lives of movie stars, politicians, social media influencers and motivational speakers in 2020, the year of the Coronavirus
Teachers, those underrated heroes, have been braving it out, gritting their teeth and hanging on by the skin of their teeth. Ladies especially have had a harrowing time, juggling multiple tasks at home while attempting to look calm and composed before smart screens, with restless students waiting at the other end, feeling equally ill at ease.(Shutterstock)
Teachers, those underrated heroes, have been braving it out, gritting their teeth and hanging on by the skin of their teeth. Ladies especially have had a harrowing time, juggling multiple tasks at home while attempting to look calm and composed before smart screens, with restless students waiting at the other end, feeling equally ill at ease.(Shutterstock)
Published on Nov 21, 2020 11:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByVivek Atray

Alcohol, superstition take a toll on tribals in Odisha villages

Doctors in Malkangiri said a series of the deaths in Sodiguda and Bapanpalli were mostly due to alcoholism and the unwillingness of the tribals to go to local health centres fearing Covid-19
As locals complained of a mysterious disease killing the villagers, health officials from the district headquarters of Malkangiri, who visited Benchanpalli to probe the deaths, cited alcoholism.(Representative photo)
As locals complained of a mysterious disease killing the villagers, health officials from the district headquarters of Malkangiri, who visited Benchanpalli to probe the deaths, cited alcoholism.(Representative photo)
Published on Nov 07, 2020 03:34 PM IST
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ByDebabrata Mohanty

Sero survey: Virus prevalence high in homemakers in Haryana

The survey was conducted to determine the extent of coronavirus spread and measure the proportion of population exposed to infection including asymptomatic individuals.
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Updated on Nov 04, 2020 04:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHitender Rao, Chandigarh

Covid-19 facility should have provision for psychiatric consultation: Health Ministry

The Centre has issued guidelines stating that Covid-19 facilities should have a provision for psychiatric consultation, noting the pandemic has induced mental health concerns.
The Union Health Ministry on Sunday issued ‘Guidelines on Managing Mental Illness in Hospital Settings during Covid-19’ stating there are at least three groups affected by mental health concerns during the pandemic.(Unsplash)
The Union Health Ministry on Sunday issued ‘Guidelines on Managing Mental Illness in Hospital Settings during Covid-19’ stating there are at least three groups affected by mental health concerns during the pandemic.(Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 02, 2020 03:14 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

Chandigarh health department directs private hospitals to put up notices if they don’t offer Covid treatment

Directed to move their patients to designated Covid facilities if they test positive for better management, says health department
As a majority of private hospitals in Chandigarh did not have adequate infrastructure to manage Covid-19 patients, those who test positive and their attendants will be guided to another facility for treatment and management.(HT Photo)
As a majority of private hospitals in Chandigarh did not have adequate infrastructure to manage Covid-19 patients, those who test positive and their attendants will be guided to another facility for treatment and management.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 07, 2020 01:50 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

BJP backs rent waiver on PMC-owned properties

BJP elected members Mahesh Wabale and Ajay Khedekar have placed a proposal before the standing committee
The proposal was put forward to the civic body’s standing committee for approval.(HT PHOTO)
The proposal was put forward to the civic body’s standing committee for approval.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 22, 2020 05:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByHT Correspondent

Madrid to unveil fresh restrictions as Covid-19 resurges, asks for urgent help from Spain government

As Spain battles a resurgent second wave of Covid-19, the spread of coronavirus pandemic is getting worse in Madrid which is now eyeing new restrictions
Madrid to unveil fresh restrictions as COVID-19 resurges(Twitter/MusEuropa)
Madrid to unveil fresh restrictions as COVID-19 resurges(Twitter/MusEuropa)
Updated on Sep 18, 2020 04:49 PM IST
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Madrid | ByAgence France-Presse | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Covid-19 led to global disruptions in TB testing, care

The report, called ’The impact of Covid-19 on the TB epidemic: A community perspective,’ has warned that the world may not achieve the sustainable development goal of ending TB by 2030
A health worker collects swab sample for coronavirus test in Ghaziabad, India, on September 15.(HT photo)
A health worker collects swab sample for coronavirus test in Ghaziabad, India, on September 15.(HT photo)
Updated on Sep 16, 2020 09:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

Himachal ex-BJP chief Rajeev Bindal’s cryptic post on social media creates flutter in party circles

Bindal incommunicado after asking party and state government to introspect on what they have lost, gained
Five-time MLA Rajeev Bindal (right) with Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur. Bindal is a former speaker of the state assembly.(HT file photo)
Five-time MLA Rajeev Bindal (right) with Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur. Bindal is a former speaker of the state assembly.(HT file photo)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 04:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByGaurav Bisht, Shimla

Upset over police attacks, Nagaland doctors observe 24-hour strike

Doctors in Nagaland are upset and angry at alleged attacks by security personnel on three doctors since April this year with the last incident taking place on August 21.
Following the attack on Dr Atoka Wotsa, the state government had constituted a three-member inquiry committee on August 23 and directed it to submit its report within seven days. (Photo @KahosheWotsa)
Following the attack on Dr Atoka Wotsa, the state government had constituted a three-member inquiry committee on August 23 and directed it to submit its report within seven days. (Photo @KahosheWotsa)
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 11:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar

NDHM will radically transform health care

The creation of a digital health identity card will help patients, without compromising on their privacy
The days of people standing in long queues at health facilities carrying multiple medical reports will become a thing of the past in this digital- and patient-friendly ecosystem, empowered by world-class technologies(AFP)
The days of people standing in long queues at health facilities carrying multiple medical reports will become a thing of the past in this digital- and patient-friendly ecosystem, empowered by world-class technologies(AFP)
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 06:21 AM IST
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ByAmitabh Kant

Ire, chaos as UK adds France to quarantine list

British holidaymakers faced a scramble to get home on Friday after the government said it will reimpose a 14-day quarantine for travellers from France and the Netherlands, prompting Paris to quickly announce a “reciprocal measure”.
A mask is put on a statue next to Trocadero Square close to the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
A mask is put on a statue next to Trocadero Square close to the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Published on Aug 15, 2020 04:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByHT Correspondent and Agencies

Manipur establishes 24x7 toll-free helpline number to ensure medical service

The Manipur government also a mobile team to follow-up with hospitals in the Imphal area during night hours (7pm to 6am).
The helpline was set up following the death of a young pregnant woman who was turned away from five hospitals.(Representative Phpto)
The helpline was set up following the death of a young pregnant woman who was turned away from five hospitals.(Representative Phpto)
Published on Aug 08, 2020 11:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Imphal | ByHT Correspondent

Rural medicos at loggerheads with health dept find a supporter in minister Bajwa

The RMOs, who come under the panchayati raj department, have accused health department officials of being biased against them since they were deployed on Covid-19 duties in March
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Updated on Aug 06, 2020 10:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByMohit Khanna, Ludhiana

Coronavirus lockdown study reports surge in health anxieties

Coronavirus and the imposition of lockdown this year ‘significantly raised’ mental health challenges, particularly so for the most vulnerable groups, including those shielding, according to the first study to look at people’s coping styles in face of the pandemic.
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Updated on Aug 04, 2020 03:58 PM IST
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Somerset, UK | ByAsian News International| Posted by: Alfea Jamal

More men testing positive for Covid-19 in tricity than women

In the tricity 57.2% of those affected are men. The gap between males and females is widest in Panchkula at 66.5% male patients followed by Mohali at 59%, while in Chandigarh it’s 52%.
Are men more prone to infections? Health experts say travel history and mobility could be reasons.(ANI/For representation only)
Are men more prone to infections? Health experts say travel history and mobility could be reasons.(ANI/For representation only)
Updated on Jul 23, 2020 12:20 AM IST
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ByTanbir Dhaliwal and Amanjeet Salyal, Chandigarh

Govt scales up testing in containment zones

High-risk individuals include people aged above 60 years, pregnant women, those with severe acute respiratory illnesses and those with comorbidities, said health department officials.
The new guidelines came even as the number of containment zones in the Capital rose from 458 to 563 between Wednesday and Friday, with several existing ones being split , government data showed.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The new guidelines came even as the number of containment zones in the Capital rose from 458 to 563 between Wednesday and Friday, with several existing ones being split , government data showed.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 03:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbhishek Dey, New Delhi

Railways’ isolation coaches facility in Delhi’s Shakur Basti gets its first suspected Covid patient

Around 50 such modified coaches are currently stationed at the Shakur Basti railway station maintenance depot, the officials said, adding that each coach has 16 beds.
Ten coaches have been made operational on a trial basis, with five on each platform, Northwest District Magistrate Sandeep Mishra told PTI.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Ten coaches have been made operational on a trial basis, with five on each platform, Northwest District Magistrate Sandeep Mishra told PTI.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jun 24, 2020 05:48 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Chandigarh Covid-19 positivity rate highest in tricity, Mohali, P’kula carry out more tests

With a Covid-19 positivity rate of 6%, the city is much ahead of Mohali with 1.9% and Panchkula with 1%
A man being testing for Covid 19 in a drive-through booth installed by a private laboratory at Sector 11, Chandigarh.(Ravi Kumar/HT)
A man being testing for Covid 19 in a drive-through booth installed by a private laboratory at Sector 11, Chandigarh.(Ravi Kumar/HT)
Published on Jun 19, 2020 11:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAmanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh

Covid-19: Focus on reproductive health

Women’s health is a vital issue. In this, reproductive health has to take precedence. Health services are not reaching them in time in many urban and rural areas. At a time when basic health services are stretched, it is quite likely that women’s health needs, both in the public system and at home, are not a priority
In India, far more women are working in the field of childcare, in schools at the nursery level, and as health care providers in homes than men. In fact, with schools closing, their burden at home increases hugely(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
In India, far more women are working in the field of childcare, in schools at the nursery level, and as health care providers in homes than men. In fact, with schools closing, their burden at home increases hugely(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 14, 2020 06:05 AM IST
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A blueprint to improve health systems in cities | Opinion

The pandemic has exposed the weaknesses, inequities and dearth of investment in India’s urban health infra
Health workers conducting the coronavirus disease test inside Dharavi, Mumbai, June 8, 2020(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Health workers conducting the coronavirus disease test inside Dharavi, Mumbai, June 8, 2020(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 06:15 AM IST
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ByCK Mishra

Arvind Kejriwal warns hospitals against ‘black marketing’

Arvind Kejriwal said the Delhi government would issue an order making it mandatory for hospitals to admit and treat patients who were in moderate to serious condition even if Covid-19 tests hadn’t been conducted on them or test results were still awaited.
In the past six days (Monday to Saturday) Delhi has seen an average of 1301(ANI)
In the past six days (Monday to Saturday) Delhi has seen an average of 1301(ANI)
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 01:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySweta Goswami

A person who is sick can’t be refused treatment: Dr Randeep Guleria

Dr Guleria, who also heads the clinical research group within the national task force set up by the Indian Council of Medical Research, said in an interview that routine services in hospitals can resume only after new cases of Covid-19 register a downward trend
Dr Randeep Guleria said with the lockdown gradually being lifted and people mixing with each other, there will be an increase in the number of cases.(HT File)
Dr Randeep Guleria said with the lockdown gradually being lifted and people mixing with each other, there will be an increase in the number of cases.(HT File)
Updated on Jun 03, 2020 06:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnonna Dutt

HP Cong wants probe by HC judge into ‘corruption’ in medical supplies purchase

Party men submit memorandum to governor Bandaru Dattatreya, threaten mass movement against state government if demands not met
Congress workers say they do not trust the vigilance investigation into alleged malpractices by the department of health services in purchase of medical supplies.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Congress workers say they do not trust the vigilance investigation into alleged malpractices by the department of health services in purchase of medical supplies.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 10:25 PM IST
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A ‘new normal’ is in the offing. Ensure a balance| Analysis

Prioritise controlling the spread of Covid-19, strengthening health services, and supporting each other to stay healthy
Mobilise the full power of a whole-of-government, whole-of-society approach(PTI)
Mobilise the full power of a whole-of-government, whole-of-society approach(PTI)
Published on May 12, 2020 06:25 PM IST
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ByPoonam Khetrapal Singh

Covid-19 will aggravate mental health issues| Analysis

Intertwine psychological recovery with relief; start online consultations; and simplify policies that govern the sector
The focus should be on healing the community, not just the individual(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The focus should be on healing the community, not just the individual(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on May 05, 2020 06:44 PM IST
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ByAchal Bhagat

Couple seek clarification from neighbour about Covid-19 infection rumours, get assaulted

A complaint has been lodged by Gangubai Uttam Goyane, 45, whose husband Uttam Goyane, is an ex-defence service personnel working as an ambulance driver for ex-servicemen contributory health service (ECHS) polyclinic
A woman wears a mask as she walks past a closed shutter of a shop that displays lock at Kasba Peth in Pune.(REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
A woman wears a mask as she walks past a closed shutter of a shop that displays lock at Kasba Peth in Pune.(REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on May 03, 2020 04:58 PM IST
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